News 2016

News 2016: (US) The Washington Post Article: "Her 300-year-old instrument was in perfect condition. Had it been interred?" (by Anne Midgette, 16 Dec 2016)

Contributed by admin on Dec 17, 2016

"It’s the stuff of stories and musical legend: the buried violin, dug up and brought to sing anew. In the film “The Red Violin,” the titular instrument is at one point interred with a gifted young player, then unearthed by grave-robbing gypsies who play it for a couple of generations.

But the violinist Chee-Yun didn’t expect to have one in real life. ...

In 1991, at the start of her career, the Korean-born violinist began looking around for a new instrument, found one that she loved, and brought it to Dario D’Attili, a legendary violin appraiser for an evaluation.

“In my career,” D’Attili said, according to Chee-Yun, “I have never seen an instrument looking this brand-new. It’s over 300 years old, definitely Ruggieri, probably one of his finest. No wear and tear; it’s incredible. This is a great investment for you.”" ...

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